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RAA ransomware strain evolves to target businesses

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"The RAA strain of ransomware has been tweaked to specifically target businesses, according to Kaspersky Lab.

The security firm has uncovered a new version of the troublesome JScript ransomware, after it was first spotted in June this year.

'Just like the previous one, the malware is distributed via email, but now the malicious code is hidden in a password-protected zip archive attachment,’ the security company said in a statement. ‘This measure was implemented by criminals with the intention of tricking solutions because the content of the protected archive harder to examine.’

The criminals are targeting businesses with an email about an overdue payment, saying that the attachment is password protected for ‘security reasons’. Kaspersky said that might fool ‘less technical victims’ into opening the folder.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 13 September 2016 



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